OSUN TRIBUNAL VERDICT DISRUPTS DEMOCRACY DAY LECTURE , ACTIVITIES
The much publicized 2010 Democracy Day lecture by the Osun State Government was on Friday disrupted by the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, the state capital.
Though the state Commissioner of Police, Mr.Solomon Olusegun thanked the police and people of the state for the peace that reigned before, during and after the judgment that upheld the victory of the incumbent governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the programme was postponed indefinitely due to poor turn out as most people in the state stayed glued to their television and radio sets. Many people stayed indoors for fear of violence that might erupt after the ruling.
The Minster of Youth Development ,Senator Olasunkanmi Akinlabi was expected to deliver a lecture titled 'The youths and challenges of democracy' while the former Deputy National Chairman of People's Democratic Party (PDP),Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun was to be the chairman at the event.
Less than 20 people mainly organizers were on seat around 11.50a.m when the Master of the Ceremony, Mrs. Funmi Webster-Eso announced the postponement of the event at the Local Government Service Commission Hall, Osun State Secretariat ,Osogbo.
She did this after consulting with the Commissioner for Information and Youth Development ,Alhaja Idiat Aderinto; Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Professor Muib Opeloye and Commissioner for Special Duties, Alhaji Taiwo Sumonu amongst other dignitaries .
Speaking to Sunday Sun, the Commissioner for Information who is also the Chairman, Organising Committee lamented that 'nobody knew that the judgment would be delivered on Friday.